Gingrich, Santorum Vow to Press On
Mitt Romney swept past his fellow candidates in Nevada over the weekend, but his opponents still plan to move forward and continue campaigning for the GOP nomination. Video by fox47news.comvideo
Newt Gingrich knew he was heading into Nevada with a disadvantage: Mitt Romney is wildly popular there. The former Massachusetts governor won the state back in 2008 with 51 percent of the vote. And Gingrich also knew that Ron Paul does well in caucus states.
At the Venetian Hotel, former speaker Gingrich held a press conference and dismissed any claims that he was dropping out of this race.
"Every primary day or caucus day, the Romney headquarters in Boston sends out the rumor that they believe I will withdraw, which is, of course, their greatest fantasy. I am not going to withdraw. I am actually pretty happy with where we are. And I think the contrast between Governor Romney and me is going to get wider and wider, and clearer and clearer over the next few weeks," Gingrich said.
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum appeared on Fox News Sunday, where he talked to Chris Wallace about turning his campaign around. Following a third place finish in South Carolina and Florida, and a last place finish in Nevada.
"Now, we're getting to the states where people don't have the natural advantage, don't have the time commitment, the staff commitment to really build out an organization like they did in these first five. I think we're going to do very well here in Minnesota. I think we're going to do very well in Colorado," Santorum said.
He also feels pretty confident about Missouri. The "Show Me" state holds its primary on Tuesday.
Santorum has been there campaigning. He sees a golden opportunity, because Newt Gingrich is not on the ballot there.